The Hotline fax number is temporarily unavailable. Please use the online form to submit your complaint. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The official website for the DoD Hotline - a confidential means to report fraud, waste, abuse and other violations of law.
Please use the online complaint form, or fax for the most expedient complaint processing.
Hotline telephone numbers at other Federal IG offices are being spoofed as a scam. Our phone number/organization does not appear on caller ID systems. To verify authenticity of the DoD Hotline staff, you may call the DoD Hotline at 800-424-9098 to verify the call was official.
Beware of scammers impersonating military personnel and asking for money for travel expenses, phone cards, or other needs. Avoid sending money to anyone you do not know.
The DoD Office of Inspector General cannot investigate scammers who pose as military personnel. Report such scams to your local law enforcement and to the Federal Trade Commission at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ or (877) 382-4357.
Anyone may file a complaint with the DoD Hotline. Our online complaint forms (below) are the most efficient means to file a complaint.
The mission of the DoD Hotline is to provide a confidential, reliable means to report violations of law, rule, or regulation; fraud, waste, and abuse; mismanagement; trafficking in persons; serious security incidents; or other criminal or administrative misconduct that involve DoD personnel and operations, without fear of reprisal.
Although you may contact the DoD Hotline at any time, a quicker way to resolve your complaint, is usually to first contact your local or command-level Inspector General's Office.
Matters appropriate for the DoD Hotline
To prevent duplicative work, the DoD Hotline does not accept complaints for matters where regulations prescribe a different avenue for redress. A list of those matters and appropriate venue is here.
Select the Type of Complaint to Report